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    January Chapter Meeting: Employers - Save Time and Money by Driving Your Own Workers’ Compensation Costs and Return-to-Work Outcomes

    Date: January 11, 2018, 11:30am – 1:00pm
    Vicki Lusk
    Las Cruces Convention Center
    680 E University Avenue
    Las Cruces, NM 88001
    SNMSHRM Members: $20 ; Guests (Non-Members): $30 ; NMSU Student SHRM Members $10
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    Employers: Save Time and Money by Driving Your Own Workers’ Compensation Costs and Return-to-Work Outcomes

    Presented by Jessica C. Sanchez

    This presentation has been pre-approved for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI credit hour.

    When it comes to workers’ compensation, employers actually have a lot of control - not only over the ultimate cost of a claim but also over an injured worker’s recovery process and how well they fare within “the system”.   Taking into account the confines of NM laws and regulations, Jessica Sanchez will present you with simple, easy-to-implement strategies and solutions to help your company safely bring employees back to work after a workplace injury/illness.  By doing right by your worker, you can contain both the direct and indirect costs of a workers’ compensation claim.  Ms. Sanchez will also touch on how medical marijuana relates to workers’ compensation, review state statutory requirements and break down “Return-to-Work Best Practices” to facilitate positive post-injury outcomes.

    Jessica C. Sanchez is a Return-to-Work Coordinator with the State of New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration (WCA).  She has over 17 years state government experience in various capacities of insurance administration, case management and implementing new public service programs.  Ms. Sanchez received her BA from the University of California, Davis with a double major in English and Spanish and a minor in Education.   Most recently, she has been with the WCA for over 5 years first working as a Compliance Officer and then as an Auditor before serving in her present role developing new outreach and consulting services aimed at improving workers’ compensation return-to-work outcomes in New Mexico.

    To register for this meeting,  simply CLICK HERE to complete a registration form.  You must register the Friday the event. You may pay at the door (cash or check) or through our PayPal site below.  

    Our reservations must be provided by noon on the Monday before the meeting. If you have made a reservation and cancel after this time, you will be charged for lunch. No shows will also be billed for lunch.  Registrations are nontransferrable/nonfundable.

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